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UC President’s Rocky Reign - The Wall Street Journal
- Jim Carlton posts an interview with lame duck UC President Mark Yudof, who will step down August 31 to return to teaching.
Why K-12 online learning isn’t really revolutionizing teaching – The Washington Post
- Larry Cuban describes the role online learning will play in K-12, stating the need for evidence of its effectiveness.
Where’s the Evidence? – Inside Higher Ed
- John F. Ebersole raises concerns about MOOCs, particularly how student learning is to be measured in a class of thousands.
San Jose State’s online college course experiment reveals hidden costs – San Jose Mercury News
- Katy Murphy digs into and reveals the flaws in San Jose State’s online education experiment at an Oakland charter school.
- Erin Griffith explains the difficulty edtech startups face when trying to sell to schools at a district level, and what some schools and companies are doing differently.
- Betsy Corcoran features TriplePoint client Junyo’s new product EdLights, a K-12 market intelligence platform that provides publishers and suppliers with actionable insights that allow them to get the right materials to the students who need them.
Surveillance Cameras Gain Ground in Schools – Education Week
- Alyssa Morones explores the presence of surveillance cameras in schools as violence hastens their installation across the country.
How online learning is reinventing college – The Christian Science Monitor
- Award-winning journalist Laura Pappano explores how MOOCs are changing the future of education, with students following professors’ lectures like groupies.